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What kind of meat?

jinet12 Oct 30, 2007 08:05 AM

I never make pasta sauce, because the kind I have enjoyed making in the past is an all day affair, and I don't have that kind of time.....So, I bought a pasta sauce at Whole Foods yesterday, called "Austin Slow Burn", a cross between Italian Tomato Sauce and Salsa...My son likes meat on his pasta, so don't know what I should add....Any thoughts? I had even wondered if Taco meat would be an interesting addition, but did not want overkill at the same time...Suggestions?

  1. southernitalian Oct 30, 2007 08:07 AM

    Chorizo or hot Italian sausage?

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      Captain Oct 30, 2007 08:14 AM

      Italian sausage would be my choice. If cooked as whole links, you dirty one pan and one utensil.

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        aftertastesherry Oct 30, 2007 08:17 AM

        I think simple ground beef or turkey would work really well or even tossing in little mini beef and pork meatballs (about olive sized) spiced with just a bit of salt and pepper, garlic and cumin (to tie in the tex-mex flavors of the salsa component). Also bacon always makes everything better in my book. Hope that helps!

        1. grishnackh Oct 30, 2007 08:18 AM

          Browned ground beef or pork, or a combination thereof, would work too. Just don't overcook it and don't add ALL the extruded fat...just some of it!

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